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- n. The practice of a human engaging in sexual intercourse with an animal
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- n. sexual activity between a person and an animal
A fairly typical case of _zooerastia_ has been recorded in America by
Bestiality and _zooerastia_ merely present in a more marked and profoundly perverted form a further degree of the same phenomenon which we meet with in erotic _zoophilia_; the difference is that they occur either in more insensitive or in more markedly degenerate persons.
It is, however, somewhat doubtful whether we can always or even usually distinguish between zooerastia and bestiality.
Such a case would seem to stand midway between ordinary bestiality and pathological zooerastia as defined by Krafft-Ebing, yet it seems probable that in most cases of ordinary bestiality some slight traces of mental anomaly might be found, if such cases always were, as they should be, properly investigated. [
In the first case we may properly apply the term bestiality; in the second case it may perhaps be better to use the term _zooerastia_, proposed by Krafft-Ebing. [
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